The Red Chord reunited for the first time since 2015 earlier this year at the Decibel Metal & Beer Festival, and will do so again at the Tattoo The Earth festival this August. In an interview with MetalSucks, vocalist Guy Kozowyk said the band doesn't really want to play any more reunion shows unless there's a purpose behind them like vinyl reissues or… new music?
"Well, right now, we have three shows this year — I've been telling these guys that I don't want to do anything for arbitrary reasons. So, these three shows that are going to be very standalone. We've got something scheduled in Massachusetts at the end of the summer that got announced on Thursday with Anthrax, At The Gates – yeah, we're doing Furnace Fest.
"After that, it's more that we want to have a purpose to anything, whether it's releasing vinyl, or getting together in the same room and releasing some new music. But we'll be quiet until we actually have a little bit more going on to justify us getting out there. It won't be like, 'Oh hey, by the way, we're just going to play this show for no real reason!'"
Man, the world could really use some new The Red Chord. Especially after their crushing (and so far final) 2009 album Fed Through The Teeth Machine. Kozowyk later added that the band had a blast getting back together for their first reunion show, and he hopes they can continue working together.
"I'm hoping that – and we've discussed this a little bit — I'm hoping that we can put our heads together, and that this leads us to something else. Because, I love these dudes, and it feels good playing, it feels good just jamming. It's just a matter of getting us all in the same place.
"You know, just focusing creative energy, and doing something beyond us!"